July 2016 Blog Posts (17)

Ursa Minor - the little bear

lilbear Ursa Minor, the lesser bear, is a very important constellation because it is home to Polaris, the north star. It is also home to the Little Dipper which is very easy to find once you've actually found it. If you don't see it right away just nod and say "Yeah. yeah I see it" but…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 31, 2016 at 12:32pm — 3 Comments

Hello again

Hey everyone,I am proudathiest..I used to write blogs a lot about my situation here in the middle east..and I used to give updates..I was gone for a while because i was busy trying to make a change in my life...I thought that things were going according to plan...but...I kinda screwed this up lol..so i am back to the starting point....anyways..it's good to be back here on thinkatheist..A place where people are willing to hear different opinions..a true family.

Added by proudAthiest on July 30, 2016 at 11:07pm — 2 Comments

A very short explanation of secular humanism

There are some interesting topics going on at their Facebook page and theirwebsite. Note...you don't have to be an atheist to be a humanist...though…

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Added by Davis Goodman on July 26, 2016 at 8:20pm — 18 Comments

Cyber Criminal Law in Pakistan

Today in Pakistan a Cyber criminal bill has been passed by the Senate. In April 2016 this bill was passed by National Assembly of Pakistan. 

There are some articles in this bill for the people who are involved in terrorism by using social media to be sent to jail for14 years but this article is not for Hafiz Saeed who is working under the Pak Army. 

According to the cyber criminal laws the people who question the religious & political authorities would be send to prison for…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 26, 2016 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Vela - the sails

CatamaranSails Way down there near the south pole there is a constellation named Vela, the sails.



The sails use to be part of a bigger constellation called Argo Navis which included the whole ship. That's how it was 2000 years ago when Ptolemy…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 24, 2016 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Honour killing & Pakistani Muslim

Honour killing is the worst face of Pakistani Islamic culture.

If we read any Pakistani urdu news paper we can find such honour killing stories everyday.



Few days back famous social media artist Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother



Qandeel Baloch was the libral face of Pakistan she was the biggest fan of Imran Khan (Famous former cricketer turned politician ). She proposed him many times on social media & on tv channels.



She wanted to become…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 18, 2016 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Virgo

testtubebabies Springtime is about Virgo and has been for a very long time. Thousands of years ago this constellation was known to many as The Seed Furrow but it eventually evolved into a lovely young fertile maiden, as in "spring brings all the boys to the furrow" (wink wink). Not that…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 17, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

Fun with Fundamentalists

Every few months for the last 8 years I get a visit from 2 or 3 Jehovah Witnesses. One of them is the same guy from day one and he likes to bring the “new recruits” along so that they “see a real live atheist”. He thinks that he is teaching them debating skills and I will give him some credit for that. He is rather good at it but not quite a W.L. Craig. I suppose we improve each other’s skillset to a certain degree.

It can be funny sometimes. If I know they are calling I will…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

O Bloody Pakistani Free Thinkers why are you condemning the terrorism in France??

After reciting the entire religious books again and again in Pakistan free thinkers are questioned that why the liberal and secular people dont raise their voices against India for their cruelties in Kashmir.

2nd thing when if something goes wrong in Eu, America or anywhere in west why the secular people start criticizing Islam in Pakistan .

As far as i know all secular liberal & atheist condemn the terrorism all over the world but in Muslim societies jihadi organizations…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 15, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

women & equal rights of Islam

Few days back I talked with some educated muslim women I observed , in Muslim societies women are much interested in leaving religion than men because in muslim societies women are exploited in the name of Islam.

They are not given equal rights.

Their freedom of expression is restricted by religious laws.

They are made the slave of their husbands.

If their husbands are free thinkers & they are staying in a muslim country they have to face the hardship of…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 13, 2016 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Pray The Guilt Away

  During a recent session of drunken introspection, I realised that although I considered myself happy in life and love, I was not doing nearly enough grovelling and pleading to imaginary beings. This thought was not a new one, it had been suggested to me on multiple occasions by Father FuckFace (I've concealed his real name out of privacy and respect) who proclaimed with great…
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Added by JustinTetro on July 12, 2016 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Volans

white-winged-fish There is a tiny constellation near the southern pole of the sky named Volans, the Flying Fish. Unfortunately there is no cute little story here about a fish getting its wish to have wings or such. The only story we have is that this part…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 10, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Phil Robertson "proves" Jesus

Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame offers proof for the existence of Jesus to Conservatives at a summit hosted by a Christian University. Read more in this article from the Huffington Post.

Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on July 5, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Vulpecula

Fox and Goose The Fox and the Goose is a small constellation in the night skies of summer. It sounds like a fairy tale but one of the gruesome sort where the fox murders some poor goose. Of course a fox has to eat too, and probably has to feed a whole den-full of cute little baby foxes. But…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Haram & Halal

If a hindu drinks cow urine is haram.

If a muslim drinks camel urine is called an order from Prophet.

If a hindu kisses idols is called Idol worship which is a sin.

If a muslim kisses the black stone madely is called the holly kiss.

If a hindu performs seven rounds around the idol .. Haram Haram.

If a muslim performs seven rounds around The house of Allah is called Abrahamic Sunnah

If a hindu slaughters animal before idols ... Totally Haram

If a muslin… Continue

Added by Noon Alif on July 3, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments

DAESH? Mo's Swords for Satan?

I don't normally encourage ridicule, but I fondly recall Stephen Colbert's address to the White House correspondents event, poking his humor stick at our purported patriotic hero GW Bush. It felt (to me, at least) like our first, credible crack in the the divine cocoon of our "never forget, we can now kill anyone we want to" political pervert-in-chief.

I wish our media could do this for ISIS. That crack in armor of credibility, that overt disrespect for evil acts of men, gave way…

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Added by Pope Beanie on July 2, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Coffee, without the irony.

Is it irony to say that it is ironic how often the word irony is misused?

I help out manning information tables for Atheist Ireland when I can. They are starting to become a regular monthly feature in our bigger cities. The one in Dublin has been operational for three years without a break. While there is competition for prime locations, we have managed to keep our own regular spot on the capital’s main thoroughfare.

Recently a Palestine solidarity group set up a table to our…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 2, 2016 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

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